Baltimore Homicide Detective Dies After Shooting, House Passes Tax Bill

Homicide Detective Dies After Shooting

A homicide detective is dead following a shooting in West Baltimore. Police Commissioner Kevin Davis announced today that 18-year veteran Sean Suiter died just after noon today at Shock Trauma. Davis says Suiter was investigating a 2016 murder in the city’s Harlem Park neighborhood yesterday afternoon when a man shot him in the head. Suiter was a 43-year-old married father of five. Police are still looking for the suspect, described only as an adult black male. The reward for information on the shooter is now up to 69-thousand dollars.

House Passes Tax Bill

Republicans are praising the passage of the House GOP tax bill. The final vote was 227-to-205 with 13 Republicans voting against it. No Democrats voted for it. Tax overhaul still faces major challenges in the Senate, where Republican senators have included a repeal of the Obamacare Individual Mandate in their version of the bill, which is still being marked up in the Senate Finance Committee. President Trump visited the Capitol this morning to rally Republican support.

Franken Joins Call For Ethics Probe In Sex Assault Claim Against Him

Senator Al Franken says he welcomes an ethics investigation after admitting that he groped journalist Leeann Tweeden during a 2006 USO Tour. The Minnesota Democrat said he will “gladly cooperate” with a Senate ethics probe after apologizing for the incident. Republicans and Democrats including Senate Majority Leader and Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer both called for the Ethics Committee to investigate the allegations. Franken said he sends his “sincerest apologies to Leeann.”

Student Claims Teacher Ripped Off Her Hijab

A Fairfax County student says a teacher ripped off her hijab in school. The unidentified victim says she was talking with a classmate yesterday at Lake Braddock High School when the male teacher yanked the head cover off. The teacher reportedly said her hair was pretty, which the student claims was a joke. The school has apologized to the girl’s family and has placed the teacher on leave while they look into the incident.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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